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According to the latest reports from supply chain insiders, Apple has recently decided to make Samsung one of its major hardware suppliers. I'm now talking not only about the chips for next generations of iPhones and iPads. As noted by BusinessKorea, the guys from Cupertino plan to use Samsung as a primary components manufacturer for the long-anticipated Apple Watch as well. This indicates that Apple will soon once again become extremely dependent on its market rival from South Korea.
According to what people familiar with the matter say, Foxconn will invest $2.6 billion in the construction of the new plant capable of producing displays exclusively for Apple. The new factory will be reportedly build in Southern Taiwan by Foxconn-owned firm called Innolux. Company's executives decided to invest such a large sum of money into construction after the guys from Cupertino made a very "urgent" request.
Apple has just released iOS 8.1.1 to users worldwide. The public release comes two weeks after the release of the beta version that contained a wide number of bug fixes, but lacked new functionality. Looks like this is another minor update aimed at making the mobile operating system more stable. What is also interesting about iOS 8.1.1 is that it reportedly kills Pangu untethered jailbreak, so if you want to keep your device jailbroken, stay away from this software update.
According to the latest survey results published by a research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are not as popular among Android switchers as they were expected to be. In fact, the amount of former Android users who decided to purchase Apple's handset this year is nearly two times smaller if to compare with 2013. Just look: 12% and 23%. I must admit, the difference is immense. What is even more interesting is that the number of Windows Phone or Blackberry switchers turned out to be smaller in 2014 as well; more people decided to upgrade to the iPhone 5s last year and not to the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus this year. This means that about 80% of the new iPhone buyers are former iPhone owners.
In a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook declared his support for human equality and for the first time publicly admitted that he's gay. I must say, this was quite a surprising step as earlier Apple CEO was keeping his personal life away from public. According to the letter, Cook decided to tell about his sexuality to "bring comfort to anyone who feels alone" as well as to "inspire people to insist on their equality."
The PanguTeam on Saturday released an important update on the status of its jailbreak utility for iOS 8 - 8.1. As you probably know, earlier this week, the hackers released a new version of untethered jailbreak for iOS 8 - 8.1. It should be noted, however, that this version turned out to be very unstable and was available only for Windows users, that is why the PaunguTeam decided to pull the update back and make it available only for jailbreak developers.
According to what people familiar with the matter claim, iTunes sales have fallen more than 13% this year. Keeping this information in mind, it now becomes clear why the guys from Cupertino have decided to rebrand the Beats Music service and make it a part of the iTunes brand. You see, more and more people prefer listening to music online to downloading separate songs or albums. There are several reasons for that, namely, the rapid development of 3G and 4G networks and the price, of course. It is cheaper to purchase the subscription for the music streaming service than to buy all the songs you like.
According to the results of a complex iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus teardown performed by Chipworks, the guys from Cupertino have equipped their new handsets with two separate accelerometers. Such a decision is probably caused by the desire to reduce the power consumption of the devices and to improve the user experience. Whether it is a successful one or not we shall see very soon, after the product launch euphoria ends.
Yesterday I told you that it is possible to bend the iPhone 6 Plus while carrying it in the pocket of pants all the time. Today, a guy named Lou (from Unbox Therapy) decided to prove or refute the rumors and took his own iPhone 6 Plus to the ultimate bend test. As it turned out, it was a bad idea.
Earlier today, AT&T announced that the amount of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders had set a new record. In fact, the number of people willing to purchase Apple's next-generation handsets was so enormous that it even caused some problems to the webpage, where one could pre-order the iPhone, forcing the company to switch to the reservation system to cope with the load. However, the exact amount of those, who decided to buy the next-gen iPhone is still unknown.
Phones have been getting bigger and bigger. We've already compared iPhone 6 with it's main competitors. Now it's time to take a look at big screens, it is iPhone 6 Plus time.
We decided to compare iPhone 6 Plus with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G Pro 2.
Last week, a rumor appeared on the Internet that suggested that the guys from Cupertino would release a redesigned Lightning cable with a reversible USB connector. The rumor was followed by a set of leaked images showing the new cable. It looked as if Apple indeed decided to equip its next-generation iPhone with a brand new accessory.
According to what Reuters reporters write, Apple's suppliers have encountered some manufacturing difficulties that deal with the production of displays for the upcoming iPhone. As noted in the latest report, earlier this year, the guys from Cupertino decided to change the backlight film component and this led to the delay. After the new component was ready, Apple once again changed its requirements and said it would use the older version of the display.
As you probably know, every year ahead of the release of the new iPhone, both experts and ordinary people hope that the guys from Cupertino will at last equip the new handset with an NFC chip. Every year, such hopes collapse, but looks like in 2014 Apple decided to surprise its fans and add the support of the near field communication (NFC) technology to its next-gen smartphones.
According to the leaked schematics shared by GeekBar, the iPhone 6 will be indeed equipped with an NFC chip.
New photos from Dianxinshouji suggest that Apple may ship its next-generation 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones with brand new Lightning cables that feature reversible USB connectors. Looks like the guys from Cupertino managed to solve the problem with a cable, which never fits the USB slot from the first time. And that’s another reason to buy an iPhone 6 this fall.